A Festive Lantern designed by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello Buddies!
Just a day to Diwali, and for your last minute preparations, I am here to share a tutorial on a paper lantern. Let me admit when I saw this particular decoupage paper, immediately i thought of making a Diwali lantern, but just got a little delayed amidst multiple tasks.

We need very basic supplies for this – a set of decoupage paper, card stock (500 gsm is good), glue and thick thread.

  1. Cut the papers into two equal halves – horizontally.
  2.  Cut the cardstock – 5.25″/7.75″.
  3.  Mark 0.75″ on the card stock on all sides and cut the card stock to make it a frame.

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4. Stick the cardstock frame on the reverse side of the paper and fold the edges and glue it neatly.

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5. Punch equidistant holes on the edges of all four parts, lengthwise.
6. Join all four parts, one by one by passing the thick thread through the holes in a criss-cross manner.

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‌….And its ready! If you choose to hang this lantern you can attach threads on top to do so.  You may also add some hanging pearls in such case.  I wanted to use this as a table lantern so I only finished it with some gold 3d outliner.

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I am happy to have my own handmade lantern for Diwali. The beauty of this is,  you can fold this and keep it to reuse whenever you wish to:)

Do try this and please your guests! Alter sizes and make a set!

Have a very happy and safe Diwali. Keep crafting.
Jaanhvi

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